“You are the storyteller of your own life, and you can create your own legend, or not.”-Isabel Allende

Gossage Cup






Kayce and Meadow Campurciani

Maddie Reiss

Henry Anthony 

Kira Grace Smith


Anyia Brooks-Manning displayed KINDNESS when she managed a dress code emergency by lending her belt to a freshman. 

Rebecca Hurtado saved the day with her KINDNESS and quick thinking when she miraculously repaired a student’s dress at Homecoming. Thanks, Rebecca!

Vanessa Marion demonstrated TEAMWORK when she gave up part of her drop to help another student with her French work.

Saiya Patel, Max Murash, Lili Booker and Grant Springate showed PASSION when they shared their experience with UNCC professor, Dr. Paul Fitchett, during a lunch event! Thanks so much!

KG Smith demonstrated a PASSION for culinary history when she researched, discovered, and BAKED a recipe for bread eaten by the ancient Egyptians and Nubians. Way to go, KG!

Shout out to Karon Boyd for showing kindness and teamwork when he talked with a prospective 9th grade boy on a tour about his own experience at Cannon and playing basketball here. 

Grace Hurtado and Alex Fox teamed up to return trays to the cafeteria. Thanks!

Teri Pridgen showed courage and teamwork by volunteering to let her work be projected for critique!

Will Jones showed great courage in volunteering to complete the MLA puzzle for the whole class.

Merrick Rice demonstrated KINDNESS when she asked if she could take a picture of her class notes to send to a friend who was out sick.

***If you were absent for your YBK picture last week, you must report to Gay’s Garden on THURSDAY, OCT 7th during your morning drop or lunch break.  This is your last opportunity to get your photo taken on campus. 

Business Club:


Join the Business Club in the Library Annex this Thursday during Lunch to hear Mr. Yin share his journey creating Greenworks and have a conversation about entrepreneurship!

Yin Chen is a part of the Cannon family with two daughters in high school. He is the founder, owner, and President of Greenworks. 


Greenworks is a young company leading the industry in battery-powered outdoor power tools with an emphasis on “best-in-class technology” and competing with its gas-powered counterparts. 


Thank you,

Fiona and Max

Fall 2021 Driver Education Program (Virtual)

This year, Cannon School has contracted with a local company to offer a virtual driver education program during the fall semester. Classes and behind-the-wheel instruction will be provided by WatsOnWheels ( WatsOnWheels has agreed to offer Cannon students a discount and provide the course for $350 per student.  The classes will be held Monday, November 8th through Friday, November 19th from 4:00 – 7:00.

Students must be 14½ years of age when the classes begin to be eligible to register. To complete the class, students must have thirty hours of class time and six hours of behind-the-wheel instruction.  We hope to offer another class in the spring through WatsOnWheels, but we have yet to schedule specific dates. 

After the class portion is complete, the instructor will coordinate with students individually to complete the behind-the-wheel requirements during their school drop periods or after school hours.

The $350 fee is due on the first day of class and may be charged to the student’s Cannon School account or paid in the form of a check made out to “Watson Wheels LLC”.

To register for the fall driver education class, please complete this Google Form

If you have additional questions, please email me (

Attention Freshmen and Sophomores, the Admission Office at Cannon needs you! We are excited to begin welcoming prospective students to spend the day on campus again.   Hosts are needed to help ensure a great visit day.  Hosts are expected to take their visitor to classes, lunch, and clubs, introduce them to friends, and make them feel welcome at Cannon. Visitors will spend all or part of the day with the host.  If you’d like to host, please complete this survey. Keep in mind that students are asked to host via email, if you choose to volunteer, please ensure that you check email on a regular basis. 

ATTENTION Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors – on Wednesday, October 13, Cannon will administer the PSAT. Please review the following logistical information to ensure a smooth testing experience:

  1. Standard Testing Administrations will begin promptly at 7:45 AM. Please arrive and be seated in your testing location prior to that start time. Late arrivals will not be admitted to testing locations.
    1. Freshmen will test in the CPAC.
    2. Sophomores will test in Blue Gym.
    3. Juniors will test in Boswell Gym.
    4. Specific seating information will be shared closer to test day.
  2. Accommodations Testing Administrations will begin promptly at 7:30 AM. Please arrive and be seated in your testing location prior to that start time. Late arrivals will not be admitted to testing locations.
    1. Freshmen and Sophomores will test in English hallway classrooms.
    2. Juniors will test in Social Studies classrooms.
    3. Specific room locations will be shared closer to test day.
  3. Regardless of your test location, you must park in STUDENT PARKING on test day. Plan accordingly.
  4. Standard Testing Administrations are scheduled to dismiss at approximately 12:00 PM. Accommodated Testing Administrations are scheduled to dismiss at approximately 1:00 PM. Those who do not drive will need transportation for these earlier dismissal times. There will not be lunch or mid-day bus service.
  5. You should bring two sharpened No. 2 pencils (no mechanical pencils!) and an acceptable calculator. Test proctors will not provide extra calculators.
  6. You will be asked to store any personal items at the front of all testing locations – this include CELL PHONES and SMART WATCHES. These electronic devices must remain OFF until you are dismissed from testing.  
  7. College Board’s digital 2021 PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide contains a complete description of the test, test-taking tips, sample questions with explanations, and a complete practice test. If you prefer to familiarize yourself ahead of October 13 with the format and content of the PSAT, additional full-length practice tests can be found HERE on College Board’s website. An answer key is provided for each practice test. 
  8. As always, our community’s health & safety are of utmost importance. Everyone will wear a mask or face covering at all times indoors, and if you don’t feel well on test day, please stay home.

If you have questions or concerns regarding the PSAT, please reach out to Mrs. Kulp at Thank you! 

Cannon Wrestling Interest Meeting

If you are interested in excellence and want to be around others who are committed to being part of something bigger than themselves, please join us for the wrestling interest meeting on Tuesday, October 5th during Office Hours (11:45 am – 12:10 pm) in Foundation Hall to learn more about what is often called the world’s oldest and greatest sport, and how we will embark on our journey with wrestling this year. NOTE: Both boys and girls are encouraged to attend.

The History Club is having a club meeting in Mrs. Huffman’s room (705) Tuesday, October 5th during Office Hours. If you like learning about our past, then you should definitely show up, as we’ll be discussing our plans for the future of our club and all the great and amazing things we’ll be learning about!

Student Drivers,

It’s nice outside now, but….soon it will be cold, icy, and miserable.  The Class of 2022 is trying to raise funds for a gift to Cannon School.  If you are interested in submitting a bid for one of PRIMO parking spaces, email Dean Booker with the maximum you’d be willing to donate.  All bids must be received by 10/8 at 3:05pm.  Help yourself and the Class of 2022!!!


Big Brothers Big Sisters is a national mentoring organization.  Its mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1 to 1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

Would you like to offer friendship, guidance and support to a child?  Here is how YOU can help.  We are currently in need of mentors (Bigs) at our site based program at the Cabarrus County Boys and Girls Club.  Below is the criteria:

  • You need to be at least 16 years old
  • You need to be able to commit to at least to 15 months of service
  • You need to be able to serve (1) hour per week

Complete the following google form if you are interested in learning more/participating in this opportunity:

Become a Big and make a difference in child’s life!

UNC System Virtual Open House!





Tuesday, October 5

Wednesday, October 6

Thursday, October 7


Fayetteville State University

UNC Greensboro

North Carolina Central University


UNC Wilmington

Winston-Salem State University

Appalachian State University


UNC Asheville

UNC Pembroke

UNC Charlotte


NC State

East Carolina University

Western Carolina University

All Upper School Students: The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) is hosting a series of virtual college fairs. Follow this link to learn more.

Upcoming Events:


This entry was posted in Cannon School Upper School, Upper School, Upper School Dean’s Core Values. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s